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Hodges, Melendez to retire after a combined six decades of coaching

Sarah Maninger and Max Mullins
April 29, 2020
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After a combined 60 years of experience as the head coaches of City College teams, basketball coach Morris Hodges and golf coach Chuck Melendez will be retiring at the end of the school year. The two veterans of the athletic department will be taking the Supplemental Retirement Plan implemented by City Co...

Men & Women’s golf – Melendez earns third straight coach award

Rhys Alvarado, Rhys Alvarado, and Rhys Alvarado
February 7, 2007
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Head Golf Coach Chuck Melendez was deemed the Western State Conference Coach of the Year for the third straight year on Jan. 27, his leadership on behalf of his leadership for both the men and women's golf teams."The honor was due to my teams' success," Melendez said.During the halftime of the women's ...

Women’s Golf-Group strong in opening rounds

Joey Large, Joey Large, and Joey Large
September 18, 2008
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The women's golf team came in second place at the Desert Classic Invitational in Palm Springs over the weekend, with a score of 646. Of the 15 teams competing, the Vaqueros were beat out only by Sierra College. The team of six freshmen was unable to replicate last year's first place finish in a tournament...

Top Vaquero golfer leads young team toward playoffs.

Victoria Sanchez
August 30, 2007
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Chris Satterlee first picked up golf clubs at the age of 10 in Gilroy, California. Nine years later, he's City College's top men's player, and he dreams of playing on the PGA Tour. "He's a great person, tremendous worker and very skilled," said Chuck Melendez, men and women's golf coach. "He's our team l...

Fishing for a grade

Chuck Melber
May 2, 2007
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For some students it takes going to college to learn how to catch a fish.Coastal fishing teacher Chuck Melendez has been teaching students how to cast a line here at City College since 1991."It's always fun to catch their reaction to their first fish," Melendez said.Melendez meets with his fishing class weekly on Fr...

Women’s Golf team wins State Championship

John Stark
November 29, 2006
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The City College Women's golf team capped off a dominant season as they won the State Championship Tournament held Nov. 12 and 13 in Fresno."I feel great," head coach Chuck Melendez said of the victory. "It's what we've been striving towards all year."The Lady Vaqueros took the championship with a team...

City College takes first place in Western State Conference once again

Yuko Hirose, Yuko Hirose, and Yuko Hirose
November 9, 2006
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The Lady Vaqueros succeeded in winning the championship in the Western State Conference for the second year running; this year's match was held at the River Lakes Gold course in Bakersfield played Oct. 29-30."I am very happy with the way the girls played," said coach Chuck Melendez. "We have talented p...

City College winning streak comes to an end

Yuko Hirose, Yuko Hirose, and Yuko Hirose
October 25, 2006
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The Lady Vaqueros took fifth place in the Monterey Bay Invitational tournement at the Black Horse Golf Course Oct. 16 to 18, which was their first time missing first place since the Western State Conference began. "This was the toughest match," coach Chuck Melendez said. "We're disappointed that we did not...

Brief – Alimonda leads SBCC to another first-place finishAlimonda leads SBCC to another first-place finish

Yuko Hirose, Yuko Hirose, and Yuko Hirose
October 19, 2006
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The Lady Vaqueros once again placed first in a Western State Conference match, this time at the PPC Valencia course. Like last week, College of the Canyons gave stiff competition taking second place."I have one of the strongest teams in the State," said head coach Chuck Melendez. He added that it is importan...

Men’s Golf: Takes No. 2, still advances

Jared Blankenship
May 9, 2006
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The men's golf team finished second in a sudden-death tie-breaker at the May 1 SoCal Regionals, propelling them to the state championships in Temecula, Calif. Monday."We were really happy that we played well," said coach Chuck Melendez. "We thought we had won when all of a sudden we were thrown into thi...

Men’s golf team headed to regionals

Jared Blankenship
April 26, 2006
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The City College men's golf team is gearing up for the Southern California Regional Championships Monday, ranked No. 2 behind College of the Canyons."I'm very happy with how the season's going," coach Chuck Melendez said. "We've been in a lot of tournaments with a very strong field, and we've played we...

Golf coach tees off on his next chapter after 30 years at SBCC

Hole 18 at Glen Annie Golf Course in Goleta, Calif., on Sept. 24, 2018.

Sarah Maninger, Sports Editor
May 6, 2020
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After 30 years and four state championships, Chuck Melendez is taking a step back from his duties as head coach of the mens and women’s golf teams at City College at the end of this semester.  “I don't really look at it as retiring,” Melendez said.  He is taking advantage of the newly-e...

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